• Kyodo


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will announce at a regional summit this weekend that Japan will extend ¥20 billion in official development assistance to promote cultural exchanges ASEAN, a government source said.

Abe will unveil the aid during the summit with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations that started Friday in Tokyo to demonstrate Japan’s commitment to the fast-growing region and to act as a counterweight to China’s growing influence there.

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